A person driving a car was arrested Monday night after they intentionally rammed it into a pizzeria in Sept-Sorts, France, leaving one person dead and injuring at least 12 others, according to CNN and other media reports.
Sept-Sorts is about 34 miles east of Paris. New York Daily News is reporting that the person killed was an eight-year-old girl. Authorities later clarified that she was 13 years old and her younger brother was among those treated for life-threatening injuries.
French media reports at least eight people have been injured after a car drove into a pizzeria in Seine-et-marne, east of Paris— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) August 14, 2017
French media reports one girl has died and at least five people are injured after a car drove into a pizza restaurant east of Paris— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) August 14, 2017
French police say the driver who steered into a pizza restaurant east of Paris "clearly acted intentionally"— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) August 14, 2017
A spokesman for the French Interior Ministry says the first indications are that the incident in Sept-Sorts is not terror-related— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) August 14, 2017
The French driver, 32, behind a BMW acted intentionally, aiming to hit patrons at Pizzeria Cesena. According to RTL radio, he told police he had weapons in the car.
France's Interior Ministry has described the man as suicidal and believed his actions are not linked to terrorism.
This story is developing.